In most situations, Rome with Purpose will make all flight arrangements for you. This is to help insure that all passengers arrive at about the same time into Rome. Usually students will travel to Rome on the same transcontinental flight together.
If you want to plan your own travel to Rome due to using air miles, etc., you’ll need to coordinate arrangements with Debbie at Rome with Purpose.
In the event that you plan your own travel to Rome, please plan to arrive at the Leonardo da Vinci International Airport in Rome (the airport code is FCO).
All Rome with Purpose participants are required to have Travel Insurance. This will be purchased for you either by your institution or by Rome with Purpose. Faith Ventures-Travel Insurance in the provider for Rome with Purpose insurance, unless your institution provides it. You may check the Faith Ventures website for further details about the insurance.
Italy’s happy to have you travel to Rome – but a passport is required to enter (and leave) the country. If you do not already have a valid passport, it can take 4-6 weeks to get one, so please go to this site and begin the process immediately. It is extremely important that you begin the process as soon as possible! It is also important that your passport is valid for at least 6 months beyond your return date.
Please copy your passport before you travel!
You will need to make 3 copies of the signature page and photo page of your passport. One copy should be left with a friend or family member at home in case your passport is lost. Bring the other 2 copies with you to Rome. One copy of your passport is kept by Rome with Purpose. The third copy should be carried by you at all times within Europe. Participants should leave their passports on campus while in Rome, but must have identification with them at all times.
As an American citizen, you do not need a visa to visit Italy for 90 days. We schedule all of our programs to operate in Italy 90 days or less so that most of our participants do not need a visa. However, if you intend to stay in Europe (Schengen Treaty countries) either before or after your visit with Rome with Purpose (more than 90 days), you will need to apply for a visa through your local Italian consulate.
Before you travel to Rome, you will receive complete orientation information to allow you to prepare for your trip. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about what to pack, what to do once you arrive, how to get money once you’re in Rome, etc. We will also have an orientation session upon your arrival in Italy.